Multnomah County Library Podcasts

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Ross Huffman-Kerr  from This   Oregon Life: Stories   About Your Oregon   Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Ross Huffman-Kerr has been a professional actor in Portland for over 30 years.  Besides film, television and commercial work, he was an actor, writer and director for Storefront Theatre and a member of Tygre's Heart Shakespeare Company.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-03-Ross_Huffman-Kerr.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 12:09pm PST

Barbara Drake from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

Barbara Drake is eternally grateful to her parents for moving from Kansas to Oregon in 1941. She is the author of several books of poetry, of Writing Poetry, a college creative writing textbook widely used and in print for the past 24 years, and of Peace at Heart: an Oregon Country Life.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-02-Barbara_Drake.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 11:59am PST

April Henry from This Oregon Life: Stories About Your Oregon Experience During this program at Central Library, guest speakers and audience members joined us on statehood day, February 14, 2009, and shared why Oregon is their special Valentine.

April Henry is a native Oregonian who writes thrillers for adults and teens.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090214_MCLThisOregonLife-01-April_Henry.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 11:22am PST

The William Stafford Commemorative Birthday Event at Central Library: Readings & Presentations Central Library hosted readings and presentations commemorating Oregon's late poet laureate on Sunday, January 25, 2009.

Featured participants included:

Jim Scheppke presents “William Stafford and the Oregon Poetry Collection.” Mr. Scheppke has been State Librarian of Oregon since 1991.
Ellen Louise Hart and Holly Springfield present “Where the Right Word Again Begins Time”: William Stafford and Emily Dickinson. Ms. Hart writes about Emily Dickinson's manuscripts, and about prosody and the visual line in Dickinson's poetry and correspondences. Ms. Springfield is a meditation teacher, storyteller and independent student and teacher of Emily Dickinson’s poetry and founder of the Portland Chapter of the Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS).
Don Colburn is a health reporter for The Oregonian.
Kirsten Rian was recently nominated for inclusion in the 2008 Best New Poets anthology.
Joseph A. Soldati, host for the program, has published numerous poems and essays in a variety of literary journals and anthologies, including most recently The Litchfield Review, The Enigmatist, and Writers Dojo. His poem, “Elegy” will appear in the forthcoming (April 2009) anthology Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090125_MCLWilliamStafford.mp3
Category:Oregon Stories -- posted at: 10:26am PST

Controlling Desk Rage: Courage Under Fire with Sharon Sayler Learn what to do (and not do), non-verbally, to save yourself when working with volatile people and situations.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090423_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:13pm PST

 

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. Todd Hewitt has spent his life listening to the Noise -- the thoughts of every living thing on the New World. But it's the day he hears nothing that changes everything.

 

 

 

Direct download: 20090424_MCLKnifeofNeverCC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 2:48pm PST

2009 Children's Author Lecture Jon Scieszka’s many books have won awards and sold over 11 million copies. Scieszka is also the founder of Guys Read, a nonprofit literacy organization. In 2008 the Library of Congress chose Jon Scieszka to be the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, a two-year position in which Scieszka’s mission is to get kids excited about reading. In his lecture, Scieszka talks about the cool stuff he has acquired since becoming an Ambassador, tells stories about his books and his childhood growing up as the second oldest of six brothers, and answers questions from kids in the audience.

Date of Event: Monday, April 20, 2009
Target Audience: Everybody
Direct download: 20090420_MCLJonScieszka.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 1:08pm PST

Life by Design @yourlibrary: Perspectives on Positive Aging with Dr. Fritz Fraunfelder

Dr. Frederick T. "Fritz” Fraunfelder, ophthalmologist, founding member of the Casey Eye Institute and author of Retirement Rx discusses the four phases of retirement and eight key traits for aging and retiring well.

Consider taking Dr. Fraunfelder's “Retirement Docs" Quiz,” a self-assessment tool to predict how well you will do in retirement http://www.theretirementdocs.com/Quiz.htm.

Direct download: 20090325_MCLFraunfelder.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 11:42am PST

Multnomah County Library Director Finalists Public Forum - Part 3 of 3
Director candidates:  Vailey Oehlke

Listen to a presentation by Vailey Oehlke, a candidate for the position of Director of Libraries for Multnomah County.    Recorded on April 14, 2009 and moderated by Jana McClellan on behalf of Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler, the session includes a short presentation as well as a question and answer session with the audience.
Direct download: 20090414MCLDirectorFinalistsPublicForum_VaileyOehlke.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 11:31am PST

Multnomah County Library Director Finalists Public Forum - Part 2 of 3
Director candidates:  Christian Kruse

Listen to a presentation by Christian Kruse, a candidate for the position of Director of Libraries for Multnomah County.    Recorded on April 14, 2009 and moderated by Jana McClellan on behalf of Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler, the session includes a short presentation as well as a question and answer session with the audience.
Direct download: 20090414MCLDirectorFinalistsPublicForum_ChristianKruse.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 11:09am PST